Thursday, 16 July 2015

Riverside east of the Tower and on the north bank. West Thurrock

Riverside east of the Tower and on the north bank.
West Thurrock
TQ 59609 77342

Small, but heavily industrialised stretch of riverside.

Post to the west Stoneness
Post to the north South Stifford
Post to the east Broadness
Post to the south Ingress Abbey

Fiddlers or St Clement's Reach.
An anchor is a ‘fiddler’ and legend is that St Clement was martyred by being lashed to the anchor and he is the patron saint of `mariners. Trinity House real name is the “Guild of Holy Trinity and St Clement and the Saints”. The anchor is its emblem.  St.Clement’s isolated church is north of the river here
Industrial Chemicals Ltd. The company was founded in the early 1970's with just one vehicle. In 1976 they moved to the Titan Works here.They run a transport business for chemical distribution, plus a Hydrochloric Acid pickling plant, de-rusting wheels for Ford Motor Company.
West Thurrock Terminal. Operated by Industrial Chemicals Ltd. It has a  Deep-Water Berth. including accessible mooring dolphins and access is available for HGV Vehicle Direct Access via Fixed Link Bridge Approach Road to the Jetty. It is used for imports of raw materials for in-house processing. There is a Siwertell Mobile Screw Unloader, a Travelling Rail Mounted Quay Crane, and a Mobile Ship-Loading Conveyor
Procter and Gamble factory. The neighbouring detergent plant expanded onto part of the power station site when that closed.. 
Cross river power lines. The 400 kV Thames Crossing is between Botany Marshes in Swanscombe and West Thurrock using the tallest electricity pylons in the UK at 623 feet high. The current crossing was built in 1965, with a span of 4501 feet. Each tower has three cross arms and carries two circuits of 400 kV three-phase AC. 
West Thurrock Electricity Substation.
West Thurrock Power Station was a coal-fired power station. It was built by the Central Electricity Generating Board in 1957 opening in 1962. It had two tall chimneys and was later converted to burn oil and natural gas. It was operated by National Power from 1989 and was decommissioned by 1993. Part of the site was taken over by Procter & Gamble works including the former coaling jetty.

Sources
Electrical Infrastructure. Web site.
Grace’s Guide. Web site

Industrial Chemicals Ltd.
Placeandsee. Web Site
Proctor and Gamble. Web site

Thurrock Council. Web site

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